ALLAN JOHN BAKER

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  • "Allan - thank you for being so generous with your knowledge..."
    - Kathryn Elmer
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    - Gustavo Garcia
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    - Anne Lambert
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    - Debbie Buehler
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    - Rob and Mary McKay
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ALLAN JOHN BAKER "Ka hinga te tõtara o te wao ñui o Tãne." - A mighty tõtara tree has fallen. Encircled by family and friends, on November 20, 2014 at the age of 71. Hugely missed by beloved wife of 44 years Susan, proud and loving sons Daniel and Benjamin, adoring daughters-in-law Jenny and Jean-Marie and little buddy Jordan. Survived by a legacy of work, by his collaboration with his many mates and colleagues in the scientific community around the world and by his encouragement of the multitude of students he was privileged to influence in over 40 years at the Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto. We will dearly miss his great mind, his silly and mischievous sense of humour and the hugeness of his heart, which had room for so many. We are all heartbroken. Donations invited to the Allan Baker Fund at the Royal Ontario Museum, which is being set up in his honour, or The International Conservation Fund of Canada (http//icfcanada.org). Donations will be used to support research in the field to which he devoted so much passion. Life to be celebrated on Tuesday, December 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in Bronfman Hall at the Royal Ontario Museum. All are welcome to help us remember our mighty tõtara.

Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 25, 2014